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gun violence and congressman elect hakeen jeffreys of new york. today, he was appointed to the house judiciary committee which is expected to take up the issue of gun control early next year. thank you both for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend. >> thank you, reverend sharpton. >> father, why haven't we done more to combat gun violence in this country? >> i think the number one issue is the primary victim of gun violence across america, including chicago, is black and brown. and why black and brown continues to be the victim, america stepped back and said that's an inner city problem. so there hasn't been the out rage. this is a human problem. this is an american problem, as you've said, that we ought to be embarrassed by in this country. that we're trying to bring peace around the country, across the world and not doing it at home. and there's not been out rage. elected officials in congress because we've been duped by an nra who has continued to fear us. guns make money. they are making money off the lives of black and brown children. >> congressman elect jeffreys, you've
some function up in new york and said that is he base. that is the base of the republican party. the uber wealthy. the coke brothers and all of those that fall in that upper echelon. they're getting a tax cut already with the president when he's given in and raised it to 400,000. the wealthy will pay the old rat rates on their first $400,000 of income. this whole thing of millionaires is absurd. and the president went far enough to 400,000. the idea was that the wealthy should sacrifice, too. the people who depend on government services would have sacrificed through the sequester. but the people who benefitted the most, the wealthy, should pay something. when you get into 400,000, you're talking about the wealthy. >> governor rendell, the repercussions are already apparent when you see dow jones closed down near 121 points today after the plan b failure. the ramifications of this will only get worse if we go over the cliff. you have governed in pennsylvania. you have been known to sit people down and make deals and make people come together. can a deal be made here? can this be
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